How to adjust privacy settings on tech gifts you were given


IT IS AMAZING. IF YOU UNWRAP SOME COOL GADGETS LIKE THIS DON’T FORGET TO SET UP PRIVACY FEATURES.>>WITH TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP YOUR DATA SAFE, THE CYBER GUY JOINING US FROM LOS ANGELES, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU. LET’S START WITH SMART TV. WHAT DO WE DO FROM THERE?>>Reporter: JILLIAN AND TODD, THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS NOT 100 YEARS OLD. IF YOU HAVE GIFTWRAP ON THE FLOOR, WHETHER IT IS CHRISTMAS MORNING OR STILL LINGERING OR IF YOU GET A GIFT LATER THIS YEAR, THIS IS THAT MOMENT YOU LOOK AT ANY TECHNOLOGY YOU ARE UNWRAPPING AND FILE DOWN THE DATA ON MUCH OF IT. TALK ABOUT SMART TV, DURING THE SETUP PROCESS, THE PERFECT AND BEST TIME TO REIGN IN WHAT DATA THEY PLAN TO COLLECT ON YOU. MANY OF THESE SMART TVs WANTS TO COLLECT VIEWING HABITS FROM YOU AND THEY SELL THE DATA OR USE IT TO TRY TO MARKET THINGS TO YOU OR CREATE A BETTER EXPERIENCE LATER. I LIKE TO DIAL IT OUT. I DON’T NEED THEM TO KNOW WHAT I WATCHING OR WHEN I WATCHING IT SO I TURN THAT OFF. IF YOU SET UP THE TV DOES NOT TOO LATE FOR ANY OF THESE THINGS, YOU CAN GO BACK TO THE SETTINGS AND CHANGE THOSE THINGS OR YOU MIGHT SEE THE MESSAGE POP UP DURING THE TIME YOU ARE USING THE SMART TV IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. LET’S JUMP OVER TO THESE. ALEXA IS GOING WITH ME EVERYWHERE. IF YOU HAVE AMAZON ECHO FOR THE HOLIDAYS IT IS A LOVE-HATE BECAUSE THEY BRING SO MUCH CONVENIENCE BUT AT THE SAME TIME, NUMBER ONE, YOU’VE GOT THESE THINGS HOOKED UP ON EVERY ONE OF THESE, ON TOP IS A BUTTON THAT MUTES IT. YOU HAVE A SENSITIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT ANYTHING IN THE SAME ROOM AS ONE OF THESE, YOU WANT TO PRESS THAT MUTE BUTTON, NUMBER ONE. NUMBER 2 IF ANY TECHNOLOGY YOU RECEIVED OVER THE HOLIDAYS COMES WITH AN APPS, CHANCES ARE IT COMES WITH A BUNCH OF PRIVACY CONCERNS. LAUNCH THAT APPS, GO IN THERE AND FIND OUT WHAT VOICE RECORDINGS, YOU HAVE SOME CONTROL TO DELETE SOME OF THAT OFF OF YOUR PHONE SO YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND REMOVE THAT ON YOUR END SO OTHERS CAN’T GET TO IT. JILLIAN: YESTERDAY I WAS SETTING UP THE HEALTH PART OF THAT TO TRACK MY HEART RATE AND WALKING. WE HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR THAT, RIGHT?>>YOUR HEALTH INFORMATION IS VERY PERSONAL. DO YOU WANT AN INSURANCE COMPANY IN THE FUTURE TO SOMEHOW HAVE ACCESS TO ALL OF YOUR HEALTH DATA BEING MONITORED FROM THESE DEVICES? CHANCES ARE IF YOU HAVE NOT DIALBACK THE PRIVACY EXACTLY YOU MIGHT BE SUBJECT TO THAT DOWN THE ROAD BECAUSE WE NEVER READ THE FINE PRINT ON ALL THESE DEVICES AND THE FACT IS WE ARE GIVING AWAY OUR DATA FOR EVERYTHING IN THESE COMPANIES TO GET THESE CONVENIENCES SO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT WHAT IS GOING OUT THERE AND ALSO YOU DON’T WANT THE DEVICE TO GIVE YOUR LOCATION. WHEREVER YOU GO, THAT IS A TIP, THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE GOT AND WHERE TO GET YOU. TODD: ON SMART CHOICE, 15 SECONDS.>>KIDS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MORE PROTECTED WITH TECHNOLOGY. SMART TOY COMES WITH AN APPS, YOU WANT TO DIAL INTO THAT APPS AS A PARENT, MAKE SURE IT IS NOT COLLECTING TOO MUCH DATA ON ANY OF YOUR KIDS.

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56 thoughts on “How to adjust privacy settings on tech gifts you were given

  1. This is all b***** and we all know it if they really want to get in and listen to us you know that can how they're probably listening to me right now

  2. * Anything * YOU Dumb A$$'s say Around These "Devices" ! Can and Will Be Held Against YOU ALL In the Court of LAW !!

  3. My grandparents have a google home. And I was talking and it comes on and says interesting conservations you are having.

  4. HEY ALEXA: can you explain the correlation between the love of Syria war and Rupert Murdoch's involvement in Genie Energy (the Oil company in Syria). Thanks, MAGA!

  5. The best way to set the privacy on these devices is to chuck them into the trash can. Everything they hear and video in your house will be stored on the servers of big tech companies, if you like it or not and if they deny it or not.

  6. If someone gave me one of those things I would throw it in the fire. Just what I don't want, Big Brother in my house. Google can F Off.

  7. Who remembers Schumer offering TRUMP 25 BILLION to build the COMPLETE WALL in januari 2018?

    Trump said …….. wait …….. wait …….. wait …….. wait ……. he said …… NO! 😂😂😂

    Worst negotiator ever

  8. Tip 1: To switch off privacy settings, tap tech gift briskly with a 2IIb claw hammer.
    Tip 2: To disable privacy settings completely, hit tech gift repeatedly briskly with a 2IIb claw hammer.
    Merry Christmas

  9. Ignore these spywares. Even you switch off sharing in privacy settings, there is backdoor for the big corp to access your data.

  10. Hey white people stop blaming other people for your problems white people commit the most crimes in America go look at the FBI numbers ok white supremacy is the biggest crime in America which trump and all of his supporters are

  11. Here's a tip – don't buy Amazon Echo, Alexia, or any other device that performs surveillance on you for the corrupt corporations.

  12. You can't keep your personal data safe with anything 'smart'. Do not gift anything 'smart' if you actually like the people you are gifting to.

  13. I never wanted an Amazon Alexa because of the privacy issues. My brother just gave my two children and I one each for Christmas. Now what do I do? We're thinking about only plugging them in when he comes to visit…

  14. Don’t plug them in. Those household assistants are always listening, always recording, saving everything everything you say to a data cloud. If you think they are only listening when you call their name, you’re crazy and uninformed. It’s an always on microphone and recording system you are placing in your house. You think that mute button really mutes? Lol. I gotta bridge to sell you.

  15. I wouldn't have one of these little spies in my house!! It's been proven that they listen without permission. We got an Alexa as a gift last year and re-gifted it to someone we don't like very well. They were delighted. haha I keep my phone in a drawer because they can be turned on remotely as a listening device. The camera can be activated remotely and they track you automatically. Big Brother is watching.

  16. You just allowed stranger in your home by using this item! ! Return it !!!! Wow I can not believe people are falling for this trick of privacy invasion . All for convinces you are been tracked

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